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About Thegearhead0324

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  • Birthday March 24

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    1967 wheel horse model 1257 w/ sickle bar and plow
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  • Location
    Herkimer NY
  • Occupation
    Parts sales manager
  • Interests
    Fixing and tinkering

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  1. 54" plow with with rear chains and wheel weights on my 1257. I enjoy doing the driveway with a classic.
  2. Thegearhead0324

    1257 wheel Horse

    I love my 1257 definitely worth getting.
  3. Thegearhead0324

    What have you done to your Wheel Horse today?

    I wired a starter solenoid on my 1257 past few days with new wiring and a new headlight switch. Just gotta button it up and test it next chance I get. It's definitely hidden I'll post pics when it's done.
  4. It was originally a 6' x 3" x 3/16" thick piece of steel I measured the distance and cut down about 1" wide all the way down and bent it to fit. Drilled the holes after bending and bolted it to the clamp on top and frame hole on bottom.
  5. Thank you its a work in progress. Yea I figured bracing it to the motor itself wouldn't be as effective as just a piece of steel going straight down, blend it in with paint and stack ain't going nowhere.
  6. I made a brace for mine that goes right to the frame.
  7. Thegearhead0324

    Wheel Horse sickle bar

    150 is a very good deal complete. Definitely show some pics after.
  8. Thegearhead0324

    Gas Shut Off Valve Leak

    I'm wondering if there's an O ring in it like the gas tank mounted ones. Just keep turning out the valve knob until it comes out and replace it.
  9. Thegearhead0324

    What have you done to your Wheel Horse today?

    Today I made a few changes to the 1257. Gt14 intake, had to lower the lights for it which look better to me. I know it's early and February but I took the plow off and put on the sickle bar. Trying to rush winter to be over. Plus I miss the look of it, but definitely didn't miss putting it on... awkward lol.
  10. Thegearhead0324

    No response to Raider 12 purchase

    I went thru this same exact thing with a part for my homelite xl12 chainsaw back in December. I needed a crankshaft for it cuz the threads stripped on mine. Found one on fleabay and purchased it right away. Couple days went by nothing..... week went by nothing.... so I messaged the seller. Nothing. Couple more days later I messaged again asking where and when is my part being shipped. Still nothing. Took my money no issues tho. End of week 2 waiting around and I put in the complaint issue thru ebay. Still nothing! So I gave up gave him the worst possible feedback I could do all negative. Wouldn't ya know it he messaged me day later saying he doesn't have the part and is refunding my money. And btw had the stones to ask me to change the feedback. No way lol. Waste of time.
  11. Thegearhead0324

    Wildly Optimistic WH Sickle Bar Seller

    I paid 300 for this one last year. This was how it looked before I redid it. In working order too. I feel that 750 for an unrestored possibly not functioning sickle bar is crazy.
  12. Thegearhead0324

    What have you done to your Wheel Horse today?

    I just installed the front tach a matic on my 1257. Had to trim the sides of the hood bracket like instructions said. I plan on touching up the tractor in the spring can't really do it when it's 14 degrees.
  13. Thegearhead0324

    Front hitch 8-5551

    Ahh... that makes more sense now. I was looking all over the diagram for the front hitch thinking where does this go. Thank you for clearing that up.
  14. Thegearhead0324

    Front hitch 8-5551

    My next question I'm prolly just not seeing it but from the pic above where does that threaded angled rod go?
  15. Thegearhead0324

    Front hitch 8-5551

    I gotta big furry orange and white cat too but runs away from little El Gato lol. He ran right into the box when I opened it. He prolly caught the WH bug sniffin in it.